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Old 06-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
sjhart
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Thumbs down Connecting Ubuntu 9.04 to a router via a windows machine


I am trying to get internet connectivity on Ubuntu 9.04. I have directly connected it to a machine running vista, using a crossover cable. I have set up the network on the Ubuntu machine and it says that it is connected. I have set up the networks on the windows machine, says everything is fine. The windows machine is wirelessly connected to the router and the internet works fine on that. i have bridged the wireless network with the ethernet network (connected to the ubuntu machine) and all the firewalls are off and all traffic is allowed, yet still no internet on the ubuntu machine!!!!!! i have done this type of network bridging before with 2 windows machines and they worked fine, heck, iv even done it with 6 machines, all connected up half wireless, half wired, and even that managed to work without problems. why is linux stuff made to be complicated? and any1 know how i can get this bridged network/ internet problem working? oh yeh, failed to mention that i cant ping the router from the ubuntu machine at all.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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I am trying to get internet connectivity on Ubuntu 9.04. I have directly connected it to a machine running vista, using a crossover cable. I have set up the network on the Ubuntu machine and it says that it is connected. I have set up the networks on the windows machine, says everything is fine. The windows machine is wirelessly connected to the router and the internet works fine on that. i have bridged the wireless network with the ethernet network (connected to the ubuntu machine) and all the firewalls are off and all traffic is allowed, yet still no internet on the ubuntu machine!!!!!! i have done this type of network bridging before with 2 windows machines and they worked fine, heck, iv even done it with 6 machines, all connected up half wireless, half wired, and even that managed to work without problems. why is linux stuff made to be complicated? and any1 know how i can get this bridged network/ internet problem working? oh yeh, failed to mention that i cant ping the router from the ubuntu machine at all.
The "linux stuff" isn't complicated. And the reason this works with your other machines, is that they're Windows-to-Windows. Microsoft Windows only really likes to 'play' with other Windows boxes. Something that actually uses TRUE open standards plays with ANYTHING.

Where is your Linux box getting an IP address from? What is the output of "ifconfig -a", and "netstat -nr"?
 
  


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